[FFmpeg-user] How to convert mov to avi or mp4 without loss of quality

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Dec 25 19:25:43 CET 2013

Guido Van Hoecke <guivho <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I've tried to search the documentation and came up with 
> some recipees to convert my mov movies to either avi or mp4.

(Why do you want to "convert" from mov to mp4, they are mostly 
the same?)

> But the result is always far inferior wrt quality.

Command line and complete, uncut console output missing.
They are particularly important for unspecific questions 
like this one.

> I don't really care about the size, but I would like to 
> keep the original quality as far as possible.

Use -qscale 2

If you actually don't want to "convert" but just remux, 
-vcodec copy is the alternative.

Carl Eugen

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